Firm Profile > Your Legal Partners > Athens, Greece

Your Legal Partners
4 KARAGEORGI SERVIAS
10562 ATHENS
Greece

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Lawyers at Your Legal Partners are noted being ‘hands-on’ and offering ‘almost immediate availability’. Jointly headed by Katerina Christodoulou and Katerina Politopoulou, the team is geared towards working on finance transactions and restructurings, infrastructure projects and NPLs for names such as Alpha Bank, Eurobank and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank. Sectors of expertise include energy, aviation and investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Katerina Christodoulou; Katerina Politopoulou

Testimonials

‘We really like that they are hands-on and offer almost immediate availability. They are efficient and quick.’

Key clients

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

National Bank of Greece SA

Piraeus Bank SA

Eurobank  Ergasias SA

Alpha Bank SA

FCE Bank plc

EUROINS Bulgaria PLC (Greek branch)

Th. Vassilakis Group/ AUTOHELLAS S.A Evergolf Tourist Investments

Finanziaria Internazionale Investments SGR S.p.A.

H.I.G Capital

B2Kapital

Projects and privatisation Tier 2

The ‘very effective, adaptive and excellent’ team at Your Legal Partners is acting for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the Alimos Marina Concession. The marina, located South West of Athens, is one of the largest in Greece, with the team drafting all relevant tender documents in addition to the concession agreement. Katerina Politopoulou ‘proactively provides solutions’ and heads up the practice alongside Katerina Christodoulou, who is an expert in finance transactions and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Katerina Christodoulou; Katerina Politopoulou;

Testimonials

‘Very effective team, adaptive and excellent at understanding the needs of the employer and delivering the most appropriate solution.’

‘Ms Katerina Politipoulou is excellent in understanding the needs of the transaction and the employer and proactively providing solutions.’

‘Excellent work in small teams. Each team member has solid knowledge in his field of expertise. Head of team is the point of reference for the client with very good knowledge of the overall project. Very flexible, always available. Able to deliver within very short deadlines. Very good value for money.’

‘We have been working closely with Katerina Christodoulou and Katerina Politopoulou for almost a decade. We value their devotion to our projects, their creative thinking and clear-cut advice. They do not try to multiply billable hours, but to help the client reach his objectives in the safest and most cost-effective way.’

‘They are hands-on and available with limited notice. They are well aware of issues and flexible to accommodate requests.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Sector expertise for Your Legal Partners encompasses tobacco, tourism and leisure, insurance, real estate and pharmaceuticals. Headed by Maria Golfinopoulou and Katerina Politopoulou, the practice is distinguished through its expertise in advising multinationals and foreign investors on the establishment of operations in Greece. The practice is also geared to acting for technology start-ups in addition to acting for high-profile names such as Hyundai, Hasbro and KIA. On the transaction front, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund recently engaged the group to advise on the sale of its 30% stake in Athens International Airport.

Practice head(s):

Maria Golfinopoulou; Katerina Politopoulou

Testimonials

‘The team combines extensive experience of many sectors with great responsiveness on client needs and requests’

‘Professionalism, eager and available to assist clients. Able to find solutions to every problem.’

‘We have worked with Katerina Christodoulou and Yannis Palassakis both on the same side and opposite side. In either case the team was polite, constructive and very commercial.’

‘Availability and personal involvement of partners, with strong knowledge base and superior ability to present (translate if you will) legal risks and attributes in business terms.’

‘Always available, deep and wide knowledge of legal environment, extremely good negotiators.’

‘Deep knowledge of the legal framework. Responsiveness. Great experience.’

‘Y. Palassakis: Very experienced and committed. K. Christodoulou: Very experienced; excellent command of English; capable of taking the lead of the legal team in complex projects.’

 

Key clients

Autohellas (public company/Automobile sector/operating leasing Hertz franchisee)

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Ring International Holding

HIG Capital (private equity investment firm)

Hasbro

Nostira /Travisol Ltd (Beneficiary Owner Lazarakis Family) RES owner

Avax S.A

JTI Hellas

English Home

CERTUS MERCATUS GROUP

Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH

Euroins Insurance Group

Hyundai Hellas SA

KIA Hellas SA

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Your Legal Partners fields a team with specialist knowledge of employment, banking, finance, real estate, corporate and competition disputes. The group also handles a range of arbitration proceedings and is noted for its track record in aviation litigation.

EU and competition Tier 4

The team at Your Legal Partners advises on all aspects of competition law at a national and European level. Maria Golfinopoulou heads the department, which leverages expertise in the tobacco, information technology, telecoms, toys and petroleum sectors. The team’s expertise spans antitrust matters, HCC filings and merger control work in addition to considerations relevant to restructurings, strategic alliances and supply agreements. The group also assists with EU procurement law, utilising the practice’s experience in handling major privatisations and public tenders.

Practice head(s):

Maria Golfinopoulou;

Key clients

Autohellas

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund

Th. Vassilakis Group

JTI (JAPAN TOBACCO INTERNATIONAL)

Nostira (RES industry)

Your Legal Partners was established in 2008, by three partners already positioned in the top of the legal market with an aspiration to create a high quality independent Greek law firm with an international flair and an ability to respond to local challenges.

We act for major Greek and international clients with an emphasis on high-end corporate and finance transactions.

The firm’s reputation is built upon proven soundness and depth in knowledge of law, as well as customer oriented service aiming to give client services of lawyers acting more as a commercial partner of the client.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Katerina Christodoulou katerina.christodoulou@yourlegalpartners.gr +30 210 3388831
Managing Partner Maria Golfinopoulou maria.golfinopoulou@yourlegalpartners.gr +30 210 3388831
Partner Katerina Politopoulou katerina.politopoulou@yourlegalpartners.gr +30 210 3388831
Photo Name Position Profile
 Katerina Christodoulou photo Katerina Christodoulou Partner
 Maria Golfinopoulou photo Maria Golfinopoulou Managing Partner
Mr George Grigoriadis  photo Mr George Grigoriadis Associate
Mrs Anastasia Kakali  photo Mrs Anastasia Kakali Associate
Mr Prokopis Linardos  photo Mr Prokopis Linardos Senior Associate
Mrs Marina Mantzana  photo Mrs Marina Mantzana Senior Associate
Mrs Fotini Mavrikaki  photo Mrs Fotini Mavrikaki Senior Associate
Mrs Anna Meletiou  photo Mrs Anna Meletiou Associate                                           
Mrs Evelina Papadimitropoulou  photo Mrs Evelina Papadimitropoulou Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Privatizations
 Katerina Politopoulou photo Katerina Politopoulou Partner
Dr Andreas Tsourouflis  photo Dr Andreas Tsourouflis Tax, Corporate and M&As, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Environmental Law and…
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